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$49 Million Awarded In California Personal Injury Lawsuit

Published October 9, 2009 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

One of the country’s largest personal injury verdicts was awarded to a former college student who is permanently brain damaged after a 2007 automobile accident, reports the Mercury News. The Santa Clara jury found two truckers and state transportation officials at fault in the accident.

On May 3, 2007, the victim was in the back seat of a car heading for a camping trip with three other men when two trucks collided, sending one into the rear of the men’s car. The accident left the 23-year-old college student with permanent brain damage requiring full-time care at a neurological treatment center.

Out of court settlements will bring the total damages to more than $60 million, which will be used for the man’s care and rehabilitation.

If you have been in an accident, it’s important to make sure you understand your legal rights. The attorneys at Scott C. Gottlieb and Associates, LLP with their years of experience, can help you navigate through your car accident claim. Contact our offices today at 1-800-825-5529 or use our online contact form.

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